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G.A.I.N. Party In Hudson Park at The South Ramada
Saturday, October 22nd from 3 to 6 pm

It’s Getting Arizona Involved with Neighborhoods Day. You’re invited to come over to meet your neighbors, local police, firefighters, city council and staff.

  • Bicycle Parade around the park starts at 3 pm. Prizes for best decorated bikes.

  • HMNA supplies the pizza, salad, and refreshments. We have a beer permit (BYOB, no glass).

  • Please bring a dessert to share.

  • Neighborhood Association elections will be held.

  • There will be a Raffle and surprises!

  • Do you have raffle items/gift cards to donate? Lawn games to share?

  • Are you an entertainer that would like to perform? Please let us know.
    Call Phil at 480-968-5530 or e-mail and let us know how you can help.

    Hudson Park Name Change
    In March we were told that Hudson Drive, Hudson Manor and Hudson Park were not named after the KKK member Estmer Hudson, but for our developer Clay Hudson, well the city continued their research and found out that Hudson Park WAS named after Estmer (very confusing), but not Hudson Manor or Hudson Drive so those two names will not change but they are going to change the name of Hudson Park. They are taking suggestions for the next week. I have suggested Hudson Manor Park or Clay Hudson Park. You can do it on the City of Tempe website on the Forum page or you can email the chair of the ad-hoc Parks and Streets Renaming Committee, Andrew Ching.

    Little Library on Williams
    Are you itching to read something new? Head over to 1627 E Williams and borrow a book or feel free to drop one off at the little library in the front yard.

    Please Donate To HMNA Dues
    Now that the fear of the pandemic has subsided the neighborhood association wants to be more active again. We are asking neighbors to contribute $15 (or more!) to the Hudson Manor Neighborhood Association. The dues is voluntary but does help defray costs for the newsletter, future meeting hall rental, maintaining a website to keep the history of the neighborhood alive and events like GAIN. If you like being kept informed throughout the year about what is going on in the neighborhood please give what you can. Make checks out to our treasurer: Marilyn Murphy. You can drop it off at 1521 E. Hudson Drive.

    The Importance of Flood Irrigation
    Neighbor Ed Lebow has created a wonderful slide show showing the historical significance of flood irrigation in the Valley. Hudson Manor is part of that history.

    Hudson Manor History
    The grandson of the developer of our Hudson Manor dropped off a portfolio of old photos of neighborhood and Tempe. See the History page for links to these photos/articles. Phil also found a 1992 news video done on the problems our park was having when a number of homeless people had made Hudson Manor Part their home. Dennis Cahill had just been elected to our City Council and includes neighbor Shelly White as well.

    Hudson Manor Labyrinth - Neighbors Working Together!
    Summer, 2007 marked the completion of our neighborhood project to construct a meditation area at our Hudson Manor Park. On June 9th, a time capsule was sealed at the entry and the north sign was set in place at the base of the peace pole. The arrow was set in black “Apache Tears” from Globe. Since that time people have been seen eating there, children play games there, others practice playing their guitars and flutes there and yes there was even a person spotted in a yoga position in meditation! Weddings and memorial services have been performed there. This was truly a neighborhood project - with lots of people volunteering their time and energy. Our labyrinth is now listed on the Labyrinth Society
    web page. See our Labyrinth page for photos of the park in progress.

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